"Robotech: Love Live Alive" Set for July Release

DVD set with "The Shadow Chronicles" to be released July 23rd

The sci-fi adventures of Robotech continue this summer in Love Live Alive, set to be released on DVD with the Shadow Chronicles from Lionsgate Home Entertainment on July 23rd. The animated feature takes place after the events of Robotech: The New Generation and follows Lieutenant Lance "Lancer" Belmont as he recounts his journey from before his first encounter with Scott Bernard to the aftermath following Admiral Rick Hunter's expedition to liberate the Earth from the mysterious Invid race.

 

The set, which sells for $19.98, includes:

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
Love Live Alive
- Pre-production Gallery

The Shadow Chronicles
- "Birth of a Sequel" featurette
- Score Music Video
- "Anime Selects" podcast coverage
- "!Pon Anime" podcast interview
- "Robotech 3000" demo reel
- "Robotech 3000" motion capture sequences
- Deleted scenes with optional commentary
- Outtakes
- Animatics with optional commentary
- Trailers
- Image Galleries: Personnel Dossier, Ship Registry, Mecha Database, Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles, Secret Files
*Subject to change

 

 

The Robotech Wiki explains the complicated nature of Love Live Alive:

After the original run of the television series, the MOSPEDIA OVA music video titled Genesis Climber MOSPEADA: Love Live Alive was exclusively released in Japan in September 1985. The music video consisted of both old and new footage. The story of Love Live Alive chronicled the events after the ending of MOSPEADA, featuring Yellow Belmont as the main character. The music video focused on Yellow's concert and also on his flashback of past events.

 

The project to adapt it was first introduced in 2011 at the end of the memorial documentary Carl Macek's Robotech Universe.

Tommy Yune announces info about the project at Comic Con 2012.

 

Tommy Yune revealed most of the info on the project at Comic Con 2012. According to him, Carl Macek had approached him with the idea of taking the concert and adding "a plot." Yune compared the film to "Dana's Story", stating that the film would "use new footage" to show a flashback to events previously unseen. He stated that it will connect the three sagas, and pave way for the Shadow Rising sequel.

 

Due to the inclusion of new animation to match the old, the film will be dramatically different from the original Mospedia film. While the original film was basically a "music video," the new film shall have important plot features in itself by the use of flashbacks.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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